The 2015 HIMSS Impact of the Informatics Nurse survey demonstrates important role they play in driving patient safety and workflow improvement. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Providers Believe Apps Improve Patient Outcomes
Nearly half of providers say they will adopt health apps at their practice in the next five years. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
Tablets Enhance ICU Patient Experience
Patients and family members who have received a tablet as a connection to their ICU staff and hospital report experiencing a better overall stay.By Katie Wike, contributing writer
Nurses: Medical Errors Could Be Reduced With Connected Devices
Nurses recently surveyed by the West Health Institute said they believe medical errors could be reduced by using connected devices. By Katie Wike, contributing writer
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There’s a reason text messaging is quickly becoming common in the work- place: It’s quick; it’s to the point; it saves time. But for all the considerable benefits, traditional text messaging has severe security limitations – the sender cannot be assured of the privacy and confidentiality of messages. This risk poses an even greater threat in organizations where regular communications contain confidential or industry-regulated information.
Addressing The Documentation Challenge for Clinicians: Workflow Enhancing Search
Healthcare providers are rapidly converting from the paper chart to the Electronic Heath Record (EHR), driven steadily by the Meaningful Use initiatives.
A Survival Guide For Home Health And Hospice Agencies
Home care has its fair share of challenges these days. Increasing regulatory burdens are forcing you to deliver more, while federal funding and reimbursements are decreasing.
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Leveraging technology to make patient assessments more efficient and effective is the driving force behind the development of a new nursing clinical decision support e-tool, developed by University of Wisconsin Green Bay nursing faculty, T. Heather Herdman, RN, PhD, FNI, and Susan Gallagher-Lepak, RN, PhD, in conjunction with NANDA International (NANDA-I), an association of nursing professionals that develops, refines and publishes terminology accurately reflecting nurses’ clinical judgments..
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